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BY SILVIO J. PANTA | Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer | October 3, 2010
Linda Hamby was sound asleep with the rest of her family in their Westmorland home early Saturday when she heard the thunder. The rain was unlike anything she saw, Hamby said. “We thought we were going to float away. I don’t know how many inches of rain it was but it was a mud hole here,” she said. “I never heard so much thunder. We’re hoping it’s over.” Imperial Valley residents could receive a reprieve today after a fierce thunderstorm pummeled the county Saturday, leaving scattered power outages and flooded roads.
NEWS
By SILVIO J. PANTA | Staff Writer | November 19, 2010
Imperial Police and California Highway Patrol officiers had their hands full today as several crashes unfolded around the Imperial Valley. In Imperial, police responded two separate crashes. A 19-year-old El Centro man was arrested on a felony hit and run charge after he fled the scene of a crash at Highway 86 and 6th Street that involved four cars, said Imperial Police Sgt. Dub Perkins. The crash occurred at 1 p.m. when Leonel Diaz Lopez was arrested. Two of his five passengers, all of whom were undocumented immigrants, suffered minor injuries while the rest fled the scene only to be caught by authorities, Perkins said.
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By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer | October 19, 2010
IMPERIAL — This weekend marks the second annual Imperial County Aviation Day, an event meant to celebrate the importance of the Imperial County Airport to the economy and the history of aviation in the region. The free community event will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Imperial County Airport. “Last year’s Aviation Day was a greater success than any of us on the planning committee could have imagined,” said Jennifer Donatt, Imperial County Aviation Day planning committee chairwoman.
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By DAVID STEFFEN | Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer | August 26, 2010
As the thermometer reached 110 degrees Wednesday, Roxanna Lopez stepped outside of her downtown El Centro office to purchase popsicles from a push-cart ice cream vendor. “As soon as we hear that little bell, we know he’s coming by,” said Lopez, who cooled off in her Desert Properties office with a pineapple Popsicle. “We’re like little kids running to get ice cream.” Lopez, of Calexico, is a Valley native. However, she said she has never adjusted to the summer temperatures like the ones that hit during this week’s heat wave.
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By CELESTE ALVAREZ | Staff Writer | September 30, 2012
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By CHELCEY ADAMI | Staff Writer | February 8, 2013
City Councilman John Moreno snapped this photo of a fallen palm tree at San Diego State University-Imperial Valley campus this morning. Strong winds caused the tree to fall and cause minor roof damage to the university building. The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory for the area shortly before 2 a.m. Friday with strong winds expected through most of the day. The advisory remains in effect until 7 p.m. tonight. Winds will increase through the morning and be strongest during the afternoon, according to the advisory.
SPORTS
By Valerie Hamilton | Special to this Newspaper | October 28, 2012
San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Sergio Romo's baseball career started in Brawley, on a pitcher's mound in the backyard of the house where he grew up. It's about 50 feet from the back window. You can guess what happened next. Romo and his brother Andrew were tossing a ball around. “I guess they were trying to get each other out,” recalls their mother, Leticia Romo. The outer pane of the double window was smashed, and it's still missing today. “I don't want to fix it,” says Leticia.
NEWS
By CHELCEY ADAMI | Staff Writer | February 9, 2013
The local chapter of the NAACP is coming back, and those interested in the organization can attend a meet and greet this evening when the 2013 officers will also be sworn in. The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is “to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights for all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.” “We need to stay focused on that purpose and...
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By CHELCEY ADAMI | Staff Writer | August 9, 2012
BRAWLEY - A Georgia man and his son are crossing through the Valley this week as they wrap up their cross-country adventure completed entirely either on foot or bicycle. Todd Gouge, 42, and his son Colin Gouge, 21, left Georgia on foot Jan. 16, dubbing the journey “Toddzilla Walks.” Todd, weighing 435 pounds when he began, and Colin, weighing 300 pounds when he started, only walked four to five miles a day in the beginning, later working up to 15 miles a day. By the time the pair reached Weatherford, Texas, they decided to continue their journey on bicycle, going an average of 30 miles a day. They hope to reach Mission Beach within a week.
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By ALEXIS RANGEL | Staff Writer | April 13, 2013
IMPERIAL - Families in Imperial Valley have flocked to the Motor-Vu Drive-in here during the summer months for generations, but that will no longer be possible as the theater will be closed indefinitely. The closure was decided about four weeks ago, said Bobby Gran, in charge of operations for Cal-Gran Theaters LLC. “It was partially because of the digital situation and getting the 35 millimeter prints,” said Gran. “And based on the books, it wasn't producing enough money.
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OPINION
By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | August 7, 2013
Old perceptions die hard for Imperial Valley residents, and we're no different. We believe that some of our state and federal representatives have been really good over the years, and some could have been better. Often one of the biggest markers and measures of success is just how visible that representative is in the community, an especially important concept for our state and federal reps as they often call cities far outside the Valley as their homes and bases of operations. One representative scoring high marks with us today is state Sen. Ben Hueso, D-San Diego.
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By KARINA LOPEZ, Staff Writer | August 6, 2013
HOLTVILLE - Inspired by his grandmother's passion for art, Hunter Toth decided to try his hand at the creative craft and attend a five-day art camp at Cornerstone Community Church. Hunter, a 12-year-old Holtville resident, was one of nearly 20 local children who attended the first day of the camp and learned about water colors. “I wanted to come to the class because I wanted to do more with art,” Hunter said. “I mostly like sketching things. Sometimes I make my own (characters)
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By KARINA LOPEZ | Imperial Valley Press Staff Writer | August 5, 2013
Since its inception three years ago, the Imperial Valley Film Festival and Artist Showcase has continued to grow in the amount and quality of its entries. This year was no different as the panel of judges handed out nine awards following a day of screenings, workshops and discussions at the Imperial Valley Mall in El Centro. “I look around and I see a lot more people than I did last year and the year before,” said Raul Celaya, one of the five judges. “It's great to see the community supporting the artist.
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By KARINA LOPEZ, Staff Writer | August 4, 2013
HOLTVILLE - Local children will have a final opportunity to enjoy some summer fun prior to the start of the school year during an arts camp beginning Monday. The weeklong camp will give children ages 5 through 12 the opportunity to explore art forms such as watercolor, oil pastels, a wood art project and mixed media, said camp coordinator Crissy Duncan. This is the second art camp Duncan has organized this summer, with the first coming last month. “It was great; it went really well,” Duncan said.
OPINION
By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | August 4, 2013
Enter a Marilyn Monroe impersonator and Bob Filner's Theater of the Absurd is in full stage production, out of dress rehearsal and under the real lights. On Friday, the ninth woman to come forward with accusations of sexual harassment is an impersonator of the famous long-dead blonde bombshell and latest explosion in a scandal that just seems to be getting worse and more surreal for the San Diego mayor and longtime Imperial Valley congressman. Filner is making a mockery of the city of San Diego, himself and doing a fine job of erasing all the good will he has gained in more than 30 years of public service.
NEWS
By JULIO MORALES, Staff Writer, Copy Editor | August 4, 2013
The release of a Monday newspaper by the Imperial Valley Press will be just one of several changes expected from the paper in coming months. The move was prompted in part by the community's sustained call for a Monday print edition, which the Press had stopped publishing five years ago. “Since I came here the community has been asking for it,” Press Publisher Gerard Delaney said. The publication's launch should be considered a “bold statement,” given that newspapers across the country are scaling back their print operations, he said.
NEWS
By KARINA LOPEZ, Staff Writer | August 4, 2013
The Imperial Valley Mall was inundated with local and nonlocal cinephiles in attendance of the third annual Imperial Valley Film Festival and Artist Showcase here Saturday. The second day of the festival included a morning of workshops prior to the start of three separate competition blocks consisting of a combination of more than 20 documentaries, short films and music videos. Three-time festival attendee Jasmine Hoshino said she has been working with film makers from the Imperial Valley for some time and enjoys making it out to the event to support the local industry.
NEWS
By ANTOINE ABOU-DIWAN | Staff Writer | August 3, 2013
The Imperial Valley's public transit system will soon expand, thanks to $3.3 million in state funds. State Sen. Ben Hueso presented a ceremonial check to the Imperial County Transportation Commission at the construction site of the new Downtown El Centro Bus Transit Terminal on Friday. Some $2.4 million will be used to purchase six large, 40-foot transit buses for Imperial Valley Transit's fixed-route service. Remaining funds will go toward 12 smaller buses for intra-city circular services in El Centro and Brawley.
COMMUNITY
By ALEXIS RANGEL | Staff Writer | August 3, 2013
Beloved pediatrician and neonatologist Dr. Oscar B. Ortiz passed away around noon Thursday. Ortiz worked as a pediatrician for more than 45 years and was one of the few neonatologists in the Imperial Valley. Ortiz most recently worked with El Centro Regional Medical Center. ECRMC Chief of Staff Leslie Mukau sent a letter to staff informing them of his passing. “Oscar died after a long and valiant struggle with cancer,” wrote Mukau. “Each of us not only grieves at the passing of a tremendous individual; a consummate and a compassionate physician, a beloved colleague but also for the loss his family suffers.” Dr. Luz Elva Tristan worked with Ortiz at ECRMC and said he was the founder of the neonatal unit at the hospital.
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